Microscopic High-Speed Liquid-Metal Jets in Vacuum
2005 (English)In: Experiments in Fluids, ISSN 0723-4864, E-ISSN 1432-1114, Vol. 39, 799-804 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We describe a novel electron-impact x-ray source based on a high-speed liquid-metal-jet anode. Thermal power load calculations indicate that this new anode concept potentially could increase the achievable brightness in compact electron-impact x-ray sources by more than a factor 100 compared to current state-of-the-art rotating-anode or microfocus sources. A first, successful, low-power proof-of-principle experiment is described and the feasibility of scaling to high-brightness and high-power operation is discussed. Some possible applications that would benefit from such an increase in brightness are also briefly
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 39, 799-804 p.
brightness, X-ray source, electron-impact, liquid-metal jet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5836DOI: 10.1007/s00348-005-0013-9ISI: 000233239900002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-27744509715OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5836DiVA: diva2:10348
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